New Middle-earth: Shadow of War Story DLC, Blade of Galadriel, Releases Today

Free Content Update Patch for Shadow of War Also Rolling Out

The all-new story expansion for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, called Blade of Galadriel, has been released today alongside a new patch that brings new features to the game.

Blade of Galadriel will let players control Eltariel, an elite Elven warrior and Nazgûl hunter. Eltariel is a deadly assassin who works for the Elven queen, Galadriel, to take down the Nazgûl threat. Eltariel comes equipped with dual Elven blades and a “host of new combat abilities, skills, and gear.”

The expansion also adds new Nemesis characters to the mix and will shed some light on the mysteries of the Nazgûl. A new Eltariel character skin and eight new Legendary orcs can be acquired for use in the main story mode campaign.

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A patch that adds new content to the game has begun rolling out as well. They are detailed below:

  • Nemesis System Enhancements – Orc Captains (whether friends or foes) can exhibit new traits and behaviours, adding further depth to combat encounters and player interactions, such as:
    • Tunnel Rat – Orcs can burrow into the ground and summon Ghûls.
    • Sniper Shot – Archers can fire from great distances with pinpoint accuracy.
    • Tremor – Ologs can pound the earth with tremendous force, staggering nearby threats and heavily damaging structures.
    • Gifts of Treasure – Followers can now bring players the gift of a Treasure Orc, providing even more ways to earn Gems and Mirian.
  • Photo Mode Upgrades – New filters, frames and styles, along with adjustable expressions and added stickers, giving players more options for customising in-game action shots.
  • Player Skins – Choose to appear as Talion or Eltariel in the main story campaign.
  • Training Orders Update – Players can now upgrade their Orc Followers with Training Orders while in the Garrison, saving time and offering more flexibility in deployment.
  • Player Stats Page – New menu for players to track a variety of in-game statistics, including the number and type of enemy kills, dominations and betrayals; fortresses conquered and defended; gear pieces collected and upgraded; and many more.
  • Field of View Options – More ways for players to customise the user interface and scale their field of view.

Owners of the $40 Expansion Pass can start downloading the new story DLC right away. It can also be purchased separately for $15 on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Another story expansion titled The Desolation of Mordor is slated to be released in May 2018.

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SOURCE: Press Release